For Immediate Release
Yesterday, RC Cape May Holdings announced that it had dropped its plan to re-power the B.L. England power plant with fracked gas. This move eliminates the purpose of South Jersey Gas company’s Cape Atlantic Reliability Project, one of the highly controversial gas pipelines proposed through the Pinelands.
Food & Water Watch South Jersey organizer Jocelyn Sawyer released the following statement in response:
"This stunning news is a triumph for the residents and community groups across New Jersey that have fought to protect New Jersey’s beloved Pinelands. In truth, this project should never have gotten this far; former Governor Chris Christie rigged the Pinelands Commission in order to get the vote he wanted for his fossil fuel cronies.
"Now it is time for Governor Murphy to further correct the damage done by the Christie administration by pushing the Senate to confirm new Pinelands Commissioners who will protect New Jersey’s most important environmental treasure. And the Governor must lead the fight for a safe, livable climate by enacting a moratorium on all new fossil fuel projects across the state, a goal endorsed by 60 organizations in the EMPOWER NJ coalition, including many of the state’s largest environmental and progressive organizations."